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Jones, Mark; Jones, Debbie – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
There has been a growing recognition of the value of education in facilitating desistance from offending. Yet, despite a determined push to "widen access" universities continue to be an unwelcoming place for those with a criminal record. To better understand the role of higher education in raising aspiration towards desistance, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Role, Academic Aspiration, At Risk Persons
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Wade, Magic M. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
This research was inspired by allegations of censorship of college curricula in an Illinois state penitentiary. This example highlights the confusion and controversy that may ensue when disagreements arise over what students in prison-based college programs are permitted to read and learn. Following this, my research considers these relevant…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Access to Education, Instructional Materials
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Higgins, Lorraine – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
This article examines the relationship between education and rehabilitation within the prison context. It begins by exploring the concept of rehabilitation, examining if prison rehabilitation is possible or if it is what Pat Carlen describes as a "penal imaginary". Drawing on this idea, it considers how rehabilitation may act as a way of…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Rehabilitation, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Pritchard, Duncan – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
There have recently been a series of prominent projects in the UK that aim to bring philosophy into the heart of prison education. The aim of this paper is to consider a possible rationale for this pedagogical development. A distinction is drawn between a content and a sensibility approach to teaching philosophy, where the latter is primarily…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Humanities Instruction
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Grossi, Sergio – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2021
The call for social reintegration of prisoners, in many cases, does not work or has been abandoned, leaving the question of inclusivity regarding the imprisoned an open challenge in contemporary societies. My study provides a critical analysis of a model defined as an educational system of social reintegration, which aspires to be an alternative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Social Integration, Correctional Education
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Brosens, Dorien; Croux, Flore; Claes, Bart; Vandevelde, Stijn; De Donder, Liesbeth – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This mixed-method study first provides insight into the Belgian prison population -- particularly foreign national prisoners -- based on an analysis of the penal database SIDIS Suite (N = 10,356). Second, qualitative telephone interviews have been conducted with the activity coordinators of all Flemish and Brussels prisons (N = 17) to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Binda, Hilary; Weinberg, Jill; Maetzener, Nora; Rubin, Carolyn L. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This qualitative study examines the immediate and lasting impact of liberal arts higher education in prison from the perspective of former college-in-prison students from the Northeastern United States. Findings obtained through semi-structured interviews with formerly incarcerated people are presented in the following three areas: self-confidence…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Higher Education
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Fernández, Yanúa Ovares; Rodríguez, Ana Estrella Meza; López, Claire de Mezerville – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This study used the Possible Selves Questionnaire (PSQ) with 30 incarcerated youth in a long term juvenile correctional facility in Costa Rica. The PSQ is a self-administered survey that measures a person's aspirations and fears for the future and strategies to achieve who they wish to become and avoid becoming. Results showed that while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice
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Skinner-Osei, Precious; Osei, Peter Claudius – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This article is a re-analysis of a previous study (please see https://doi.org/10.1080/ 10911359.2017.1402724). Considering the previous findings, in addition to the recent discussions around criminal justice reform, race, policing, and mental health in the United States, the data were reanalyzed using an updated version of QSR NVivo. The new…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, African Americans, Males, Social Change
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Eide, Helene Marie K.; Westrheim, Kariane G. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
Despite increasing attention towards education as a quality measure for correctional services, little research attention has been paid to the qualification and training of prison officers. This article investigates how Norwegian prison officers understand their own professionalism and opportunities for professional development in their occupation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Professional Development, Security Personnel
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Lovell, Belinda; Brown, Angela; Esterman, Adrian; Steen, Mary – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This scoping review addresses the question, what are the outcomes of existing prison parenting education programs for women experiencing incarceration and what can we learn? The framework used was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR). Significant positive changes…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Correctional Education, Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship
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McAleese, Samantha; Kilty, Jennifer M. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
Prison education is often cited as the only redeeming experience in an otherwise cruel environment. While educational programs are found in prisons across Canada, they are often guided by philosophies of punishment, risk, and security rather than more transformative frameworks. In addition to prison staff and management who struggle to find value…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
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Prins, Esther; Stickel, Tabitha; Kaiper-Marquez, Anna – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
In response to rising parental incarceration, some correctional facilities and outside organizations offer family literacy programs for parents in prison. However, research on these correctional education initiatives is scant. This paper uses qualitative data to analyze how 11 fathers in a rural Pennsylvania prison were involved in their…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Fathers, Rural Areas
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Earle, Rod; Mehigan, James; Pike, Anne; Weinbren, Daniel – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
In 2019, The Open University (henceforth, The OU), based in Milton Keynes in the UK, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Since 1971 it has pioneered the delivery of Higher Education in prisons and other secure settings. Some 50 years on, in 2021 there is much to celebrate and still more to learn. In this article we briefly review the establishment of…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Foreign Countries
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Fairbairn, Fran – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This article does three things. First, it asks a new question about transformative education, namely 'what is the role of power and trust in the decision of whether to transform one's meaning scheme in the face of new information or whether to simply reject the new information?' Secondly, it develops a five-stage model which elaborates on the role…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Transformative Learning, Correctional Education, Power Structure
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